Revelation, 6 December 1832, as Recorded in Gilbert, Notebook [D&C 86]
Revelation, , Geauga Co., OH, 6 Dec. 1832. Version copied 12 June 1833 in Gilbert, Notebook, pp. –; handwriting of ; Revelations Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation, 27 Feb. 1833 [D&C 89].
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servants concerning the parable of the wheat & the tares— I say that the field was the world & the were the sowers of the seed, and after they have fallen asleep the great persecutor of the , the Apostate, the Whore even Babylon that maketh all Nations to drink of her cup in whose hearts the enemy, even Satan setteth to reign, behold he soweth the tares, wherefore the tares choke the wheat & drove the church into the wilderness— But behold, in the last days even now, while the Lord is beginning to bring forth the word & the blade is springing up & yet tender, Behold I say unto you the are crying unto the Lord day & night who are ready and waiting to be sent forth to reap down the fields, But the Lord saith unto them pluck not up the tares while the blade is yet tender (for verily your faith is weak) lest you destroy the wheat also, therefore let the wheat & the tares grow together [p. ]